Isabel and Efrain Piñeiro adore their 55+ community
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Efrain and Isabel Piñeiro hosted a dinner with traditional Puerto Rican cuisine for their neighbors when they first moved to Corbinton Commons. “I had about 12 people at the table,” Izzy says.
oft morning light and the savory smell of fried plantains fill the air. Across the kitchen island, an open concept, spacious floor plan unites the dining and living rooms. Sunday brunch in Hillsborough’s Corbinton Commons neighborhood is a weekly tradition for Isabel “Izzy” Piñeiro, 75, and Efrain “Frank” Piñeiro, 78. Izzy and Frank, originally from Puerto Rico, moved to Durham from Long Island, New York, in 1985 when Frank got a job with Dialight in Roxboro. After living in Durham and Rougemont for more than a decade, the couple moved j u n e / j u ly 2 0 2 0
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